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  • Special Weather Statement for Central Yampa River Basin County, Colorado
  • Special Weather Statement issued April 13 at 3:07AM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3:07 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3 p.m.
  • ...A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN WEATHER CONDITIONS IS LIKELY LATE THIS
    WEEK THROUGH THE WEEKEND...
    ...SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE BEGINNING FRIDAY AND
    CONTINUING THROUGH THE WEEKEND...
    A STRONG STORM SYSTEM NOW OFF THE COAST OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
    WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT EASTERN UTAH AND
    WESTERN COLORADO LATE THIS WEEK AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
    AS A LEADING COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS STORM APPROACHES ON
    THURSDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE REGION.
    EASTERN UTAH AND MUCH OF WESTERN COLORADO COULD EXPERIENCE
    SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. HIGHER WIND
    GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE VICINITY OF SHOWERS AND
    THUNDERSTORMS FUELED BY MOISTURE RUNNING AHEAD OF THE STORM.
    AREAL COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OF SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE
    THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY AS THE SYSTEM STRENGTHENS WHILE CROSSING
    THE GREAT BASIN. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO STALL NEAR THE FOUR
    CORNERS AREA THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND.
    PERSISTENT AND PROLONGED PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL ARE
    POSSIBLE AND COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
    FOR MOUNTAIN AREAS. INITIALLY SNOW LEVELS WILL BE NEAR 10000 FEET
    ABOVE SEA LEVEL ON THURSDAY. THEN COLDER AIR ARRIVING WITH THIS
    DISTURBANCE COULD BRING SNOW LEVELS DOWN INTO THE VALLEYS FRIDAY
    NIGHT. TEMPERATURES MAY FALL BY 15 DEGREES OR MORE ON FRIDAY WITH
    THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLD FRONT...RESULTING IN UNSEASONABLY COOL
    READINGS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
    ON SATURDAY ACROSS NORTHEAST UTAH AND NORTHWEST COLORADO NORTH OF
    I-70.
    BEAR IN MIND THAT THE DETAILS FOR THIS STORM REMAIN UNRESOLVED AT
    THIS TIME. DIFFERENCES IN THE PROJECTED TIMING AND TRACK OF THIS
    STORM COULD RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE FORECAST.